Senior Journalist Reporter, Jersey

Job Introduction

We're looking for a multi-skilled Senior Journalist Reporter to join our team in Jersey, to report for BBC Channel Islands News on BBC One. You’ll be confident filming and editing your reports to deadlines and will be keen to tell your stories on radio and digital too.

We’re a small team with big ambitions broadcasting to diverse audiences in Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney, Sark and Herm. The Channel Islands are not part of the UK or EU, they are self-governing Crown Dependences.

Even if we say so ourselves, the Channel Islands have got to be one of the best places to live and work and you’re never more than twenty minutes from a beach!

Role Responsibility

This is a very multi-skilled job. Senior Journalist Reporters find, shoot, edit and report on their own stories. You, therefore, need good research, reporting, shoot-edit skills and senior editorial judgement. You’ll also enjoy working with a wider team (producer, technical teams, digital and radio) to ensure audiences across all platforms benefit from your work.

The Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will have the following skills and experience:

  • Creative television storytelling skills, including on screen performance
  • Knowledge of digital audiences and digital storytelling is advantageous
  • Experience of self-shooting and editing
  • Familiar with making complex editorial decisions
  • A collaborative team player, able to work effectively and professionally under pressure
  • You'll want to be part of a working environment where we celebrate trying to do things differently, where we innovate and where we have FUN! 


Package Description

Band: D 

Contract: 12 month FTC/Attachment (maternity cover) starting in June.

Location: Jersey, Channel Islands

You are eligible to apply for an internal role if you are either on a BBC Continuing (Permanent) contract, a BBC Fixed Term contract, a casual contract or freelance contract and you have worked continuously for 6 months.

Only internal staff are eligible to apply for the role on an attachment basis. You need to be on a continuing (permanent) or fixed-term contract.  You need to have worked for the BBC for more than one year and will also need permission from your line manager.  You can find out more on our attachments page.

We’re happy to discuss flexible working.  Please indicate your choice under the flexible working question in the application.  There is no obligation to raise this at the application stage but if you wish to do so, you are welcome to.  Flexible working will be part of the discussion at offer stage. 

  • Excellent career progression – the BBC offers great opportunities for employees to seek new challenges and work in different areas of the organisation.
  • Unrivalled training and development opportunities – our in-house Academy hosts a wide range of internal and external courses and certification.
  • Benefits - We offer a competitive salary package, a flexible 35-hour working week for work-life balance and 26 days holiday with the option to buy an extra 5 days, a defined pension scheme and discounted dental, health care, gym and much more.​

Please note that the application process will require you to upload a CV and complete the online questionnaire(s). There is no requirement to attach a covering letter or complete the additional careers hub fields (Personal Statement/Skills/Portfolio sections).

The BBC is keen to continue to ensure the safety and wellbeing of people across our sites.  Until further notice, all assessments and interviews will be conducted remotely. For more information go to


About the Company

We don’t focus simply on what we do – we also care how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are important to us. Please make sure you’ve read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below.

Diversity matters at the BBC.  We have a working environment where we value and respect every individual's unique contribution, enabling all of our employees to thrive and achieve their full potential.

We want to attract the broadest range of talented people to be part of the BBC – whether that’s to contribute to our programming or our wide range of non-production roles.  The more diverse our workforce, the better able we are to respond to and reflect our audiences in all their diversity. 

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexuality, social background, religion and/or belief.  We will consider flexible working requests for all roles, unless operational requirements prevent otherwise. 

To find out more about Diversity and Inclusion at the BBC, please click here


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